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clinton, worked under w. bush. they certainly saw differences in the presidencies, but they weren't necessarily ideological foes of the president. but they saw the operation, the planning of the operation stopped her stall three times in 2011 alone and they were credulous and asked why. with the valerie garrett didn't like the idea is a close adviser to the mentor and the first lady. i want to be clear. it's not that she ordered them to stop. as to the normal chain of command. they should stop working on it but not great when asked why commences the reason i came back. >> host: was valerie garrett involved in any of the discussions with hillary clinton, robert gates and land another? was she in the room quiet >> and clear probably not. there were a lot of discussions between valerie garrett and the president himself. remember barack obama has started about valerie garrett, he told "the new york times" in 2009, i never make an important decision without talking to valerie garrett first. he said that he meets with her two to three times a day. if you look away his visitor logs, you'
. >> bill: look at secretary of state hillary clinton's schedule this week. she met with the president of libya. she's not the president. president obama is. she met with the president of egypt, the president of yemen. she found in her schedule this week for prime minister netanyahu, and at the same time met with foreign ministers, which are her counterparts in the government. she found time in her busy schedule to meet these people. >> well, there's a huge difference. hillary clinton is a serious person. barack obama is an ambitious person. they're very different personalities. hillary clinton actually gets up every day thinking about public policy. barack obama gets up every day thinking about barack obama. i mean, they're very different approaches to life. i think those of us who are his critics need to get over and understand, this who is president. this is a man who in the age of false celebritihood is sort of the perfect president, because he's a false president. he's a guy who doesn't do the president's job. he's had 39% of the briefings on intelligence, the daily briefings. he
is hidden. i remember for a book i did called "the agenda" on bill clinton, and it was about his economic plan. i interviewed him once, and it was on background. but he's talked about it, so i have talked about it. and you go into to the oval office. this was early 1994, and clinton drills you with this eye contact that is absolutely a gravitational force. i've never seen anyone maintain eye contact like bill clinton. and to a -- and it's unblinking. and he just stares and, of course, it creates a sense of intimacy, it slows time down, and i remember thinking this eye contact is amazing, and somebody later suggested to me, said, well, he wanted to be president ever since he was 5. [laughter] and he decided to contribute all organs in the body to the task. [laughter] including the eyes. [laughter] and it's, you can drain yourself. you just don't -- you can train yourself, you just don't blink. so we're going through there, and i thought, oh, this is a great interview. and he's so focused. i each started thinking, oh -- i each started thinking, oh, he realizes how brilliant my questions are
are saying your comments and bill clinton's difference made a show. >> i feel like a ref on this show. >> that's why you understand being paid well. more value. >> you get a lot of penalties. >> i do get a lot of penalties. be careful. you need to stay lady like. >> really. >> that's what todd akin told me. >> double flag. question for you. why are you the only one who can bring up todd akin? because i want to. >> well, there is a recent development. >> right. there wasn't one? i brought it up. go ahead. toss to sports. that's fine. that's a penalty. >> she's tough. >> wouldn't you like to go back to nice? >> no. >> it's beautiful. a lot cheaper. it's off-season. >> i have things to do. >> let's go to new york and, brian, what are you looking at? >> anything but the fiscal cliff right? i've been called a screaming conservative and raging liberal. i guess that means i'm doing something right. let's go to sports now. >> please. just do it. >> it is bipartisan. start with the nfl. ravens and browns last night. i couldn't watch the game because i agreed to come thon show this morning. uni
.n. mitt romney was at the clinton global initiative. the to candidates are offering such two sharply different visions about what to do with the mill east. mitt romney charging the president is sitting on the side lines and letting events dictate the situation. the president said the opposite. >> let me be clear. we cannot solve every problem in the world, the united states has not and will not seek to dictate the outcome of democrat transitions abroad. we do not expect other nations to agree with us on every issue. >>reporter: the president has not classified the attack as a terror attack but says this is an attack not on just america but on the entire mandate and values of the u.n. >>shepard: you mentioned that governor romney is in new york city and he and his are saying the president is failing to lead. >>reporter: they are hitting the president for the fact he was taping an episode of "the view" running today and did not meet with binyamin netanyahu. they feel he should show more leadership on the world stage. here is the laying out of the case. ought president has demonstrated
? in other words what is the administration trying to hide? secretary of state hillary clinton asked about this report as it began to develop last week. let's take a look at this. >> there is one report suggesting that ambassador stevens felt that he was on a qorkts al qaeda hit list. sf this a rumor? and is there something more to what he allegedly, i stress that order? as to the final question i have no information or reason to believe there is any basis for that. >> there, you have secretary clinton claiming she had no knowledge of the security concerns but she wanted you to believe this was not premeditated and the result of a spontaneous mob protesting a you tube video released in july. but in light of the handling of the situation i am not ready to take secretary clinton at her word ask a proven fact does exist the ambassador's warnings worried more while his family deserves to know the truth. not only that, they deserve better from the president himself. the last night the commander in chief had the nerve to liken in terrorist attack and vicious murder of four americans what he call
is the administration trying to hide? now secretary of state hillary clinton was asked about this report as it began to develop late last week. let's take a look at this. >> there's at least one report suggesting that ambassador stevens felt that he was on a, quote, al-qaeda hit list. is this a scurilleyous rumor? >> i have absolutely no information or reason to believe that there's any basis for that. >> sean: there you have secretary clinton on record claiming she had no knowledge of ambassador stevens' security concerns, but also keep in mind she wanted you to believe that this assassination was not premeditated and was the result of a spontaneous mob protesting a youtube video which, by the way, was released in july. forgive me, in light of the administration's handling of the situation, i am not ready to take secretary clinton at her word, and prove in fact does exist that the ambassador's warnings were ignored by washington leading up to the attack, his family deserves to know the truth. not only that, they deserve better from the president himself, because last night the commander in chief ha
. >> when bill clinton was president the average family income went up $7500. $7500. since george bush has been president, it's gone down $2,000. think about that. that's a $9500 swing. $9500. that's money out of your pocket. that's money going out of this country because we're borrowing it from china to send to saudi arabia to buy oil. that's what's added $4 trillion to our deficit. i mean, think about that. so we've created a mountain of debt for the next generation that they're going to have to pay off. >> sean: remember, under obama's watch household income has plummeted more than 8%, and he's added more debt than almost all of his predecessors combined. the president doesn't want to talk about his record because it's a record of failure. he's been disengaged from the moment he took office. not only is he not willing to meet with world leaders bike prime minister benjamin netanyahu, not willing to reach across the isle about serious matters. massive cuts and our defense are looming. the massive tax hike in history is imminent. mr. president, the solutions to those problems won't be rea
hy clinton is going to meet with netanyahu. last november, there was an exchange where then president sarkozy of france called netanyahu a liar, and president obama said -- this was all caught on a hot mike -- sarkozy says, i cannot bear netanyahu. he's a liar. and then president obama says, you're fed up with him, but i have to deal with him even more often than you, being critical of prime minister netanyahu. meanwhile president netanyahu is trying to save his country from a dictator that's trying to wipe his country off the map. >> well, i think it's clear that president obama is the most hostile president to the state of israel since it was created in 1948. i think he would do almost anything to isolate the netanyahu government in particular. but i think what's really driving obama right now is he doesn't want anything to happen before november 6th. he doesn't want to meet with any world leaders who might say something off script. he doesn't want to meet with bibi netanyahu and risk another blowdown just before the election. he'd just as soon go through the motions and hope the re
africa as we tragically saw in benghazi. jenna: secretary of state hillary clinton now suggesting al qaeda was involved in the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. and as we told you moments ago we're now learning that u.s. intelligence has labeled this assault an act of terrorism and did so very early on. however the president has yet to publicly refer to it as a terror attack. something he is facing some criticism for. >> i'm sure there's some of that motivation to just keep everything as it is until after november 4th. but the thing really scary about it is, that the people in the region believe the united states is weak and withdrawing and you do that, you leave a power vacuum. jenna: joining us now, -- kt mcfarland, fox security analyst. you worked inside a variety of administration as part of the defense department. what do you think is going on here? >> initially, jenna, i thought, okay they don't want to be accused after mission accomplished moment. president said we won the war or terror. bin laden is dead and now he is campaigning. if it looks like there was terror
. the administration is running in a nod featuring the president and hillary clinton condemning the hacking that speech. they are attacking it on an advertisement in pakistani television. are we sending mixed messages? >> the pakistanis don't take anything serious from this administration or any american administration. they listen to their own kind and they believe their own kind. at some point you have to draw a line and say, look, we are not going to pander to the most vicious, extreme, fanatical and violent forces in the islamic world. we are going to work with the decent people who want to move forward. what the administration has not adequately publicized is hundreds of people were involved. we saw tens of thousands of libyans come out in protest against the storming of our embassy. the constant pandering for the worst elements, foreign and domestic, we are weakening. the muslims who just want a decent and better life. megyn: the president spoke to that on "the view" today. he said the overwhelming majority of muslims want the same thing that american families one. there are extremists, and these
penalties and to pinocchio's for the counter spin. also in particular the way that president clinton spoke about at the convention. so it's a complex subject and one of the reasons i didn't think romney would necessary bring it up himself into debates is because it would allow for a very muddy back and forth between the two men. i think and debate your most effective if you can make a clean shot. and resonate with voters. to my predictions, romney will repeat his claim that obama got $700 billion from medicare. now, during the primaries the republicans used to claim that obama fund his health care plan with $500 billion in cuts. so how did it balloon to $700 billion? is a simple explanation to the congressional budget office over the summer issued a new asset based on a different and later tenure timeline. and so republicans decided to take the biggest number possible. but medicare spending does not mean it is being reduced to in the $700 billion figure comes from the different over 10 years between anticipated medicare spending, what is known as the baseline, and changes to laws made to r
at clinton years or just at bush years. under president obama, the gdp spending, percentage that is the deficit is up almost 25%. which president bush was at 20%. so if you only look at those decades you could pick out any scapegoat you want. >> kimberly: sure. how does he escape the fact, how does he escape the fact about the deficit? how do you get from ten to 16? if he gets four more years he will have doubled the deficit. i bet you it will be larger. then there is no check on him. no threat of getting elected again. he will go ahead and do everything they want. >> dana: he could have showed a path forward to dealing with this for either dealing with accepting symbol plan or the super committee plan he asked for. the white house really undermines those efforts. now this week, david axelrod, the president campaign manager said he doesn't need a plan for entitlement. that is driving the deficit spending. >> bob: one thing you learn about campaign, never make prediction you can't contain. you cut the deficit by 5%. people out there, don't say that is reasonable. half is too
reform bill came up, he fought against it. that was a bipartisan bill, put forward by president clinton. i liked the bill. john kerry and joe biden voted for the bill. that was an important piece of legislation. vote againstp cutting spending, requiring people to work for their checks, and against that landmark legislation? >> i did not boast against -- i did not vote against cutting spending p. i work with john t. sick and newt gingrich in 1997, and eat a balanced budget. it got the job done. the balanced the budget. we were paying off debt. the unemployment rate was going down. other than that it did not work. i did not like the welfare bill, because it did not provide the kind of child care support that we needed to provide, and became in in 1997 and did it. i did not require -- i did not oppose people of the kind to have to work. i do not disagree with that position at all. to say that i have opposed spending cuts is inaccurate. i was governor in 1983 when we were in recession. week lowered the tax on food as a consequence of a significant effort by the legislature. it was every int
to be there and are eager to make their case. bill clinton was like that. ronald reagan was like that. these two are not like that. for them, this is more, please do not let me do anything wrong, than, what can i do right? as was discussed earlier, he needs a dramatic moment to shift the momentum. if he is intimidated by the experience or feeling boxed in, he is less likely to do that. for obama, it is more a question for maintaining his lead. he does not want to do anything right now that reverses the trajectory he is on. i would expect he is a literate -- a little timid as well. >> if you look at past debates, one dealing with policy, the d, the with gerald forwar other is more style, where obama made a joke about his age. how much is policy and how much a style in these debates? >> i think probably my judgment would be a lot of the stylistic -- a lot of it is stylistic. it is the way they come across to the voters. it is not necessarily as much what they are saying as how they are saying it. every once in awhile, it is itchly more of a case of glti avoidance. to do with lot with their handler
clinton the lines converged. in 2000, gore ran for points better. carry six, obama seven. today it's nine or ten. beckham i would argue that this class and version is going to have to get wider. what this has done is produce an environment in which for all the numbers talking about, the victory came to just to numbers. the 40. as you said to me 180% in the 08. if he matches that and they represent at least the toyota 6% they did last time he only needs 40 percent of whites. in fact, as they were saying, the internal composition is changing in a way that makes it more accessible from to get there. you know, to me you have to look not only in education but gender and basically it creates four quadrants. if you look at el eight college white man, not college white man, and on college what women. obama was at 42 or below. he will drop in all three of those quadrants this time. numbers are consistently running a little lower than they did in l.a., and on college men and women and the college men. the fourth quarter with a college-educated white women, and he won a majority of them last time. i
was not the case at all. where is the dni, where is hillary clinton on this. wrist the president announcing how the investigation is going. >> first of all there is a investigation. the president doesn't report to the american people if we don't have all the facts. martha: report to the american people isn't he elected by the people. martha: go, alan, yes. >> the president is not going to report to the american people until we have all the facts, and unlike mitt romney who jumped to conclusions i think it would be wrapping for the administration or the t-t to jump to conclusions before we know everything. he's been very tough on al-qaida, you can't blame him he's had a great record on going after al-qaida lead tkerts not just osama bin laden you but he's killed almost all the top al-qaida al-qaida guys. martha: there are some alive and well and alive in benghazi. we have to call it what we is and we have to reb nice what happened on the ground there and address it and the president is in a position to talk to us about it. >> we have to get all the facts first. martha: gretchen your turn. >> the
to washington. and right after that briefing thursday by the secretary of state clinton and the director of national intelligence, lawmakers said there were not a lot of specifics. >> they did give some information but said that nothing that they said could be talked about outside. so, um, i guess i didn't learn anything. it's nice to see you all, but there's not really much to say. >> i think it was, you know, pretty straightforward. >> they're still piecing together, obviously, still trying to figure out who perpetrated the attack, how to capture them, how to find those people, how to prevent future attacks. >> reporter: and today two senior republicans on the senate foreign relations committee, senators corker and isakson, asking for all those communications, so that would include e-mail and cables relating to the security situation in benghazi between the u.s. mission in libya and the state department leading up to that attack. quote: we must insist on more timely information regarding the attacks and the events leading up to those attacks. and there is yet a third letter from senior
the crowd at the clinton global initiative here in new york city. while just across town at the united nations, president obama spoke before the united nations general assembly. it was his final u.n. address of this term. and the problems in and around the middle east dominated both speeches as the president and governor romney addressed everything from iran's nuclear program to the attack that killed our ambassador in libya. ed henry is our chief white house correspondent and toking president obama. both men really duking it out on foreign policy all of a sudden. >> that's right. one city, two candidates and two different visions. it's clear that mitt romney is charging that the president is sitting on the side line, not active enough in the middle east. the president, as you noted, his suggestion is look, you can't dictate the facts on the ground in the middle east. some of this has to play out. where we see that most acutely is on iran where mitt romney is suggesting we should be more aggressive, maybe use military action. the president today said give sanctions some more time to wo
be smelling the same stink, because they're demanding that the secretary of state, hillary clinton, release ambassador stevens' diplomatic cables. a few short blocks away from the u.n. where the president continued to condemn this youtube trailer, we're awaiting this week the return of the biggest piece of trash disgilessed as so-called art, a crucifix in the artist's urine. we heard nothing about this. joining me with reaction, our former new hampshire governor, one-man romney wrecking crew john sununu along with fox contributor john trippi. has anybody drawn more attention to this video that was so amateurishly put together than the president of the united states? why does he continue to obsess about this? he didn't o obsess. he said that the video was wrong and bad. and it was. i disagree with you, sean. he mentioned that we shouldn't -- you know, freedom of speech is important, but you -- >> bill: joe, he's been saying this from the beginning. it's the video, it's the video. >> no. >> bill: wait a minute. he sent susan rice out there, jay carney. sent them out there for days telling the
.w. bush, 41, and william jefferson clinton, in part because of the work that ross perot did in making this very clear, simple, and compelling, made these issues a higher priority and did several things. one, imposed tough budget controls. two, did not expand entitlement benefits, and three, unchanged taxes when they saw they were irresponsible. president george walker bush, 43, and obama have done exactly the opposite. president bush 43, his term is over. president obama could change course. whoever is president needs to change course, because if we do not, the problems in europe could happen here. >> we will go through that period of time and talk about some of the issues of 9/11 and the wars and the tax cuts and the recession of 2008, but let me take you back to 1992 first. what caused you at the time, because it will be relevant, what caused you to leave a very comfortable life, two businesses that you had founded and had done very well and that you had passed on, or one of them that you had passed on, what caused you to jump into presidential politics then? >> every generation in
: i have a couple of points. i am a registered republican who voted for both clinton both terms and barack in '08. >> stephanie: okay. >> caller: i'm that middle class guy that everybody seems to be trying to help but however just a point is that my health insurance is actually -- went up and my coverage has went down. so i do support the president. i do think he's doing a great job. i will be voting for him again this year. but i was just curious i mean im's the guy that supposedly everyone is supposed to be helping and it has gotten more out of hand for me. i have three kids. my co-pay has doubled. so i was just wondering if this is going to last? >> stephanie: no. first of all that's insurance companies. that doesn't -- that is not related to obama care. a lot of which hasn't even kicked in yet. i don't know if you heard the story earlier that romney and ryan's plan, your costs would definitely go up. there is no other way -- we've tried it with medicare advantage basically. >> a bummer. really the sociali
at the un talking about the policy of pakistan and hillary clinton meeting the president of pack is an on the same day. you have the developing story of the drone attack yesterday that killed a al qaeda leader. and you have a presidential campaign. but the conversation when it comes to this stuff is he seems like jimmy carter. i read that he was a one-term president once. really? that's all you've got. how about this. what would you do differently if the answer is we'd be stronger, that's not an answer. we deserve a politics that is dapable of giving us choices or setting up a debate about competing reasonable ideas about handling the controversial things the government does in our names. i know what the obama administration's position is on afghanistan. because he's the president. i have no idea what mitt romney would do different in afghanistan, if anything. i know what the obama's administration is on drones. i frankly find that position hair raising. i know what the obama administration's position is on
that bill clinton made rather effectively in his speech to the democratic convention. they argue that they devote savings to reforming medicare, not funding new entitlements. that is an important difference. both parties agree that controls are needed on medicare spending. but they disagree about the best path for. this claim by the republicans, i give it to pinocchios. obama will claim that are ryan's plan for medicare will for seniors to pay $6,400 more a year to make up for cuts in the program. this is an old democratic attack that has been around for a while. the problem is it is based on an earlier version of ryan's plan. that is another thing i have given two pinocchios. people should always be aware of dire predictions far off in the future. the $6,400 figure refers to an analysis of cbo estimates of a different, less generous ryan plan that goes to the year 2022. they make no estimates of the new version, except to say that beneficiaries might face higher costs. the plan was changed in other ways too. it changed the option of traditional medicare. it also decided to set t
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